it just said, the american government ought not to be issues an apology. we ought to be condemning these attacks. i think about it, charlie, if the egyptian government issued such a statement or later the libyan government or the yemeni government, i think the u.s. response would have been, that's inappropriate, that this is not the time to talk about apologies for a video that the american government had nothing to do with, which was first played, as i understand it, back in july, but rather to say that these attacks were inappropriate. certainly not justified, and i think that was the essence of what he was saying. >> senator, as you know, the statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo was issued before there wb any attacks. they were issued because there was concern about protests. do you know that? >> no. i was not aware it was issued before there were any attacks. i still think, nora, you know, it implies that somehow the attacks could be justified by, again, a video that the u.s.